Perry Country Club?s par 71 course sends golfers across 6,465 yards of bermuda-grass fairways sculpted through the towering pines. A vanguard of brand-new 2012 E-Z-Go golf carts slaloms across the emerald landscape, hastening the 18-hole odyssey as passengers take in views of native flowers and seek out treasure troves of divot tools buried in strategically placed sand traps. Rippling waterways dot the relatively flat course, adding to the verdant scenery as they wait to snatch the life force of errant drives or ill-struck approaches. Clubbers can prepare for their pin-hunting walkabout with a stint at the onsite driving range, and club members may cool off weary bodies or hot-tempered 9-irons during a postround dip in the club's outdoor pool.
There’s a station wagon parked in the middle of Big Indian Paintball’s 600′x200′ town field, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Like the rest of the structures in the field, the car is coated from bumper to bumper with splattered paintballs. These technicolor obstacles are scattered across the civilian-style field, as well as the facility’s 80-acre woodsball area and its two 200′x150′ Xball fields, which have inflatable structures and lights so guests can play at night or when all of Earth’s birds fly in front of the sun at once.
Laughter fills the air as kids zip down slides and caper about a jungle of wall-to-wall inflatables and obstacle courses within Monkey Joe?s play center. Kids 12 and under romp throughout the air-conditioned playscape?s obstacles, and tykes 3 and under stretch their imaginations on the softer and smaller attractions in the toddler play area. An orchestra of electronic beeps fills the arcade, and the scents of savory pizza waft from a concessions stand. Colorful balloons and cakes pack party rooms, where birthday boys and girls unwrap presents and brand-new imaginary friends.
Safety is paramount to Monkey Joe?s. The play areas are always supervised by the trained staff, and as little ones frolic, a child security system tracks visitors through identity bracelets and video monitoring. These safety measures?combined with the use of FDA-certified cleaning solutions?put parents at ease as they relax in the adult lounge, where they can catch their favorite shows on flat-screen TVs or browse the Internet for ways to pimp their minivans.
At Fit & Firm Fitness for Women, PMS stands for persistence, motivation, and strength?that's the name of one of the fitness studio's group classes, where ladies get their hearts pumping with a cardio and interval-training workout. This is just one of the sweat-inducing classes offered at the women-only gym, ranging from Zumba and Yogalates to boot camp and kickboxing. But for women who like to keep their exercise routine between themselves and their iPod playlist, the gym also has plenty of cardio and strength-training equipment for solo exercisers to sculpt muscles and burn fat. All of this exercise happens in Fit & Firm's welcoming, non-intimidating environment?which also includes the convenience of complimentary childcare and 24-hour key access.
A picturesque bounty of sweeping slopes and idyllic architecture, Landings Golf Club unfurls over thousands of yards of game-ready green, with accessible challenges for shillelagh swingers of all stripes. Five sets of tees and courses that play from 7,000 to 4,875 yards keep dimpled orbs in steady flight over well-nurtured tracks. Grab a good friend or steely eyed doppelgänger for the game, then bellow a random number while teeing off on Trestle course. Ensconced in one of the club's motorized buggies, zoom over a quaint wooden bridge constructed in the club's early days by a wizened pair of bespectacled gophers. Steady eyes and a straight swing conquer hole #4, a deep, dogged hallway with water hazards, but the emergence of the Bluff course brings with it hole #14, a shot down a steep wooded embankment.